Congressman Hultgren Recognizes Pioneer Center on House Floor

A press release from Randy Hutlgren’s office:

Celebrating 60 Years of the Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) delivered a statement on the House floor celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Pioneer Center for Human Services.

Yesterday, he visited the Center to deliver the Congressional Record of his remarks.

“I rise today to thank and congratulate the Pioneer Center for Human Services for 60 years of serving the people of McHenry County.

The Pioneer Center was founded in 1958 out of a mother’s desire to provide greater opportunities for her daughter with Down syndrome.

Since then, it has provided services for members of the community facing developmental disabilities, homelessness and behavioral health issues.

I am always impressed by the compassion and energy of Pioneer Center employees when I visit their facilities which now include 17 group homes, a homeless shelter, a transitional home, and a family and child therapy center.

4,500 men, women, and children are served every year, including 95 who are annually employed in local jobs through the Community Employment Services Program.

Last year alone, individuals logged 8,500 hours of community activity—everything from attending classes at the gym to visiting a farmer’s market and taking community college courses.

I am proud to celebrate with the Pioneer Center for Human Services as they continue “Empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.”

Hultgren’s remarks can be viewed here.


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Congressman Hultgren Recognizes Pioneer Center on House Floor — 4 Comments

  1. This is a positive statement, though the county drags in social services. McHenry County needs help mentally and financially.
    Mentally – it’s hard drug problem. Financially – we need more social services.
    Try being patient, and not being so judgemental when a sober/halfway house wants to open up.

  2. Randy, how about the National Debt, which is costing us $26,000,000,000.00 PER MONTH in interest payments? How about the tax cuts you gave to the rich but need to borrow more than $1,000,000,000,000.00 to pay for it, which will increase that monthly interest payment? How about the killings being made with assault rifles? How about Russia’s intrusion into our election?

  3. “McHenry County needs help mentally…” I agree. This sunshine blog proves it beyond any reasonable doubt. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meeeoooowwwww…

  4. Pioneer Ctr admin salaries are over the top!

    That’s what happens when excess funds are accumulated.

    Sorry Pionerr Ctr. Workers ….you can’t be paid after the 15th of the month or your social security disability checks will be cut off. But what about all the contract piece-work that’s contracted through Pioneer?

    The extra money, just like a Chinese prison with free labor, flows to the administrators in various forms. The guardians of the Pioneer ctr workers won’t ever squawk. All those minimum wage hours add up …….. have 150 people work for you like bees but stop paying them at the ides of each mo. and pocket the rest!

    What a racket! But ‘Lil Randy extolls the racket … does that make him a racketeer/co-conspirator?

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